Champernowne is hidden away in the quiet country hamlet of Dartington. Located in a bend in the River Dart, the area is dominated by the grounds of Dartington Hall.
This 14th Century manor house is a mile away from Champernowne, and is open to visitors, and hosts tailor made garden walks, ideal for your four legged friend. Also on the estate is the Cott Inn, a jaw-dropping, original public house dating from the 1300s. This is now a restaurant, as well as keeping up its tradition of serving the best local brews.
Talking of local brews, the Cider Press Craft Centre is very close by, 2 miles away in the beautiful Devon town of Totnes. This shouldn’t be too far for your canine companion, and comes with a treat at the end (for the doggie owners at least). Totnes itself is well geared for visitors, and has a suitably wide range of shops, not to mention a weekly market. Also in the historic county town are a swimming pool cum health suite, not to mention museums and a host of historic buildings.
If you’re looking for fresh air and exercise for yourself, partner and furry friend, the area is teeming with walks and trails. The River Dart is the focus of these, culminating in its entry into Dartmoor National Park. This lies 6 miles to the west, or north west if and your canine companion follow the river.